injury

Brandon Belt. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Giants first baseman Brandon Belt returns to lineup after wrist injury

AT&T PARK — San Francisco Giants first baseman Brandon Belt is back…

 

Jae-gyun Hwang (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Giants start Jae-Gyun Hwang at first base as Brandon Belt’s wrist pain persists

AT&T PARK — San Francisco Giants first baseman Brandon Belt will miss his…

 

Injury riddled A’s expect Kendall Graveman, Chad Pinder back in August

Injury riddled A’s expect Kendall Graveman, Chad Pinder back in August

OAKLAND — The Oakland Athletics have used the disabled list 20 times…

 

Mark Melancon is back on the shelf. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Giants closer Mark Melancon heads to DL with right pronator strain

AT&T PARK — While the San Francisco Giants enjoyed a rare second…

Mark Melancon is back on the shelf. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
The outcomes of surgically repaired clavicle fractures are now proving to be better and less deforming than those of fractures left alone. (Courtesy photo)

Treating broken collarbones

Clavicle fractures hurt. The collarbone sticks up under the skin and moves…

The outcomes of surgically repaired clavicle fractures are now proving to be better and less deforming than those of fractures left alone. (Courtesy photo)
Soldiers put their bodies — specifically their knees — through intense, grueling tasks that can cause injuries to the ligaments, cartilage and bone. (Courtesy photo)

Military life can be tough on knees

War — and training for war — is hard on knees. Much…

Soldiers put their bodies — specifically their knees — through intense, grueling tasks that can cause injuries to the ligaments, cartilage and bone. (Courtesy photo)
If schools would rethink the way they approach alumnis, all parties — school administrators, current students and alumni — would greatly benefit. (Courtesy photo)

Why class reunions are a bust

"Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you…

If schools would rethink the way they approach alumnis, all parties — school administrators, current students and alumni — would greatly benefit. (Courtesy photo)
Patience during recovery from an injury will keep you out of the doctor’s office. (Courtesy photo)

Patience is key to recovery

Patience is the difference between young bucks and successful older athletes. My…

Patience during recovery from an injury will keep you out of the doctor’s office. (Courtesy photo)
Dr. Kevin Stone works through his recovery from knee surgery. (Kevin Stone/Special to S.F. Examiner)

My Process of Healing

Ever since a college soccer injury almost 40 years ago, I’ve had…

Dr. Kevin Stone works through his recovery from knee surgery. (Kevin Stone/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Man shot twice in Tenderloin

A 34-year-old man was shot two times while walking in the Tenderloin…

Matt Cain throws during spring training on Feb. 18 in Scottsdale, Ariz. (Chris Carlson/AP)

Matt Cain’s health woes continue, Giants righty has cyst removed from pitching arm

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — San Francisco Giants right-hander Matt Cain has undergone a…

Matt Cain throws during spring training on Feb. 18 in Scottsdale, Ariz. (Chris Carlson/AP)
The passage of Proposition 213 in 1996 restricted the rights of uninsured motorists recovering for pain and suffering under certain circumstances. (Courtesy photo)

Prop 213 limits victim’s ability to recoup damages

This week’s question comes from T.J. in the Outer Sunset, who asks:…

The passage of Proposition 213 in 1996 restricted the rights of uninsured motorists recovering for pain and suffering under certain circumstances. (Courtesy photo)
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater lies on the field after being hit during an NFL game earlier this season. Bridgewater would later be diagnosed with a concussion. (Ann Heisenfelt/2015 AP)

Concussions: What we choose to ignore

Concussions are in vogue. Everyone, it seems, is paying attention to concussions…

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater lies on the field after being hit during an NFL game earlier this season. Bridgewater would later be diagnosed with a concussion. (Ann Heisenfelt/2015 AP)

Drive-by shooting in Potrero Terrace strikes one

A 26-year-old man was struck by gunfire Wednesday evening during a drive-by…

Two officers injured in Outer Sunset stolen vehicle stop

Two San Francisco police officers were injured in the Outer Sunset late…

The key to shoulder pain is figuring out what the cause is and how to avoid damaging the structures while trying to repair them. (Courtesy photo)

Shoulder pain: It may be an easy fix

Shoulder pain at night, pain when lifting a briefcase, pain with overhead…

The key to shoulder pain is figuring out what the cause is and how to avoid damaging the structures while trying to repair them. (Courtesy photo)
Ballet dancers can be devastated by ACL injuries, but with proper treatment these athletes can regain their strength and continue to perform. (Courtesy photo)

Ballet dancers and ACL injuries

A tear of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is often associated with…

Ballet dancers can be devastated by ACL injuries, but with proper treatment these athletes can regain their strength and continue to perform. (Courtesy photo)
Partial knee replacement for athletes

Partial knee replacement for athletes

Knees don’t wear out evenly. In fact, they don’t wear out at…

Partial knee replacement for athletes
The Giants placed starter Matt Cain on the 15-day DL on Friday with irritation in his right elbow. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

Giants put Cain on 15-day DL with elbow nerve irritation

Giants right-hander Matt Cain was put on the 15-day disabled list Friday…

The Giants placed starter Matt Cain on the 15-day DL on Friday with irritation in his right elbow. (Jeff Chiu/AP)
At left, Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker. At center, San Francisco 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis. At right, San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland. Players 30 and under, including 49ers star linebacker Patrick Willis and teammate Chris Borland, at 24 with only one pro season on his resume, quit the game in the offseason. (AP File Photo)

49ers take brunt of early retirement trend

SANTA CLARA — Patrick Willis walked away first with a nagging toe…

At left, Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker. At center, San Francisco 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis. At right, San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland. Players 30 and under, including 49ers star linebacker Patrick Willis and teammate Chris Borland, at 24 with only one pro season on his resume, quit the game in the offseason. (AP File Photo)